Technologies for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Singh, Pratap & Maliwal, P.L.
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Book ID : 30194
ISBN-10 : 81-8321-006-6 / 8183210066
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8321-006-5 / 9788183210065
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
496p., B/W Figs., Tables, Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Present Scenario of agriculture in India; Integrated Plant nutrition for sustainable crop production; Land resource evaluation for sustainable land use agriculture and alternate land use planning; Water management in irrigated agriculture; Improved technologies for Dryland farming; Bio diversity conservation; Plant genetic engineering for efficient agriculture; Strategies for sustainable crop production; Integrated pest management for sustainable agriculture; Organic farming in India; Technological advancement in horticulture; Post production management and value addition; Farm Mechanization in Modern agriculture; Renewable energy technology for sustainable development; Agri-business management; Implication of WTO for Indian agriculture; Information technology and agricultural research and development; Indian livestock-future needs and prospects.
"Food nutrition and environmental security" symbolizes the three basic needs which any cultivated society must guarantee to its people. Attaining food security has been the major objective for the entire nation since independence. Thanks to cutting edge of science, strong political will coupled with appropriate policies interventions and the hard labour of farmers of Indian since independence achieved four fold increase in food grain production as against three fold increase in population. We have had a record harvest of 212 million tones during 2001-02. The book contains eighteen chapter on varied topics covering the major gemetes of food security and sustainable agriculture includes dryland agriculture, management of irrigated agriculture, INM, IPM, Farm mechanization, RES, PHT, Organic faming, horticulture, Plant genetic engineering, livestock information technology, Agribusiness management, etc. The topics have been written by eminent scientists.